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, you can't hear this case. you trust -- and i think rightly -- in our system of rule of law in appreciating that judges are aware of the things that might influence them and understand that they have an obligation to ensure that their decisions are not based on their personal feelings, but based on the law. >> what do you think justice clarence thomas, who also has written about his experiences with affirmative action, and he uses the words "humiliating" when he describes his experience. it's the polar opposite of your experience. why do you think he has a completely different experience? >> was it? i mean, my book talks about the negative aspects of affirmative action, the stereotypes, the feelings -- and i use the word in my book -- of being expected to feel shame. >> and you engage people. you don't seem ashamed. you took them on. you explained, here is why you are wropg. >> well, that's because that's what i came out of the experience with, and i want people to understand that there's a flip side to shame. >> do you think you ask too many questions in the court? i mean,
anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we committed to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: foreign policy absent from his address, though he heralded the end of a decade of war, and touted the economy. >> the commitments we may teach each other, these things do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. >> reporter: the president mostly refrained from partisan jabs but appeared to single out his former gop opponent mitt romney with this line. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. ♪ >> reporter: filling the air with patriotism, the voices of kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ >> reporter: there was a poem and prayers. as he left the front of the capitol, a nostalgic president turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. >> reporter: before the president gets back to work, he heads to the washington national cathedral for an interfaith service for prayers to be offered up for the country and the president. it's a tradition that dates back to fdr. soledad. >> dan l
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